Use job files as an option to prioritize the indexing of new files in a batch process.
The following task enables the processing of job files and specifies their location. You
cannot use job files with DataFinder instances that index the SystemLink file service, like
the FileIndex instance.
Open a text editor and create a job file. For more information, refer to Properties and Structure of
Save the job file using .dfij to a path which the DataFinder
instance can access.
Data Indexing, click
Select an instance and click
Enable the processing of job files.
Select the folder to which you saved the job files. Use a UNC path to specify
the folder. An example UNC path is \\Server\MyFolder. Click
Click Apply to accept the settings.
A DataFinder instance processes all job files in the specified folder
and deletes them after indexing.
Review any errors that occurred during the indexing process and make changes to
your files if necessary. The Errors folder is located below the
folder that contains the job files.
Automate your systems to create job files as soon as they have
generated multiple files, to prompt the batch-indexing process. In LabVIEW, for example,
use the Create Index Job File VI
under DataFinder Toolkit
on the DataFinder Connectivity VIs